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Allina Health hospitals lead in heart attack response time

[KSTP TV, June 05, 2012] A new study out of Duke University touted North Carolina as a leader in responding to heart attack patients. We took a look at how several Twin Cities hospitals fare in this department.

One key measurement is the "door to balloon" time. That measures the time a person enters the hospital until when an artery is reopened. The national average is 65 minutes. The national goal is 90 minutes.

We checked around the metro and found better-than-average "door to balloon" times. Watch the KSTP report here.

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